Itaipu Dam is voted to be one of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World.” It is one of the biggest hydroelectric dam in the world producing more than 14,000MW of power, supplying over 85% of the power required in Paraguay and 17% of the power required in Brazil.
When Winny and I decided to travel extensively this year, there is one budget we kept to the minimal and that is the food budget. In total we only spent less than $2500 AUD per person for a whole year on food and we did spend some time in expensive places and countries like Iceland and Scandinavia region. One of key to eat on a budget is to cook when and where it is possible and appropriate.
During our budget backpackers travel for the whole of last year, we nearly exclusively stayed in a hostel or at an Airbnb. The main reasons will be to keep the accommodation budget cost down. With a whole year’s worth of experience, we like to share our opinion on the pros and cons of Hostels vs Airbnb.
White sandy beaches, tropical fruit juices, Rio de Janeiro is the paradise for beach loving tourists. The city is surrounded by the most beautiful landscape covered with mountains and beautiful beaches. We had a great time travelling in Rio as this city bursts with culture, history and heritage.
In the heart of the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro, I found myself walking down a flight of steps closer and closer to a revolting stench of open sewers. The ground was full of rubbish and there were many dog shits on the path that I had to avoid. The streets were winding down at random directions and buildings were built extremely close with no fresh air.
Having 6500 cubic meters per second of water flowing in front of me may sound amazing but seeing it with my own eyes was astonishing. When Eleanor Roosevelt visited Iguazu Falls years ago she couldn’t help but exclaim “Poor Niagra”. This is probably because Iguazu Falls is 30 meters taller and three times wider than Niagra Falls. Iguazu Falls is now named the “New 7 Wonders of Nature”.
San Pedro de Atacama is one of the best towns to visit for travelers on a short trip to Chile. The reason is because this town filled with many unique outdoor activities to do but prepared to pay some touristy prices to do these activities such as salt lake floating, geyser watching, sandboarding, cycling through Death Valley and busing to Moon Valley.
The world’s largest mirror was just beneath my feet and stretching to the horizon on all direction. Everything we see comes in doubles because of this mirror. This is the world’s largest mirror on the Uyuni salt flats and is the main reason that we wanted to come to country of Bolivia.
On the huge plate of vertical clay wall in front of me are more than 12,000 foot prints of the titans in the past. These indents on the wall are the most significant and biggest deposits of dinosaur footprints in the world. If I were the little boy twenty years ago I will be squealing with delight.
For me, Machu Picchu is a dream destination and a place that I must visit in my life time. It is an ancient sacred city completely untouched by the Spaniards colonialization. There are two paths that reaches Machu Picchu. The first way is taking public transport and the second way is to trek along Andes Mountain on the Classic Inca Trail.